d100 Newscast Episode 1: The Pilot
Oct 30th, 2020 by d100 News
Behold! a d100 Podcast! We take our first shaky steps into an audible world with the help of our new podcast producer, Jess! In this issue, we look at the Dragonlance Lawsuit, how the Pandemic is shaping the way we game, and discuss the effect of the Dungeons and Dragons 5e Open Gaming License.
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Dragonlance authors, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman have sued Wizards of the Coast for breach of contract. We look at why criticism Wizards was facing on other fronts might have ended the deal to create a new Dragonlance series.
Gaming and the Pandemic
The COVID pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives and gaming is no exception. We discuss some of the effects of moving games online, gaming coming to a wider audience as people find TTRPGs during lockdown, and some interesting industry trends caused by the recent pandemic.
Open Gaming Licenses
We look at recent trends in third-party Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder material, and ask whether the current D&D-compatible boom mirrors the D20 boom (and bust).
For a history of the d20 Boom & Bust see Shannon Appelcline’s Designers & Dragons: The ‘00s.